Monday, November 16, 2009
Thanks, once again, Susan at A Southern Daydreamer, for hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Be sure to take the time to visit all those who have posted outdoor photos and stories. There is so much to see!
Driving home from Mt. Dora, FL, my sister and I pulled over on the side of Lake Dora to watch this spectacular sky. There was a cold front coming in and storm clouds were beginning to make their presence known...
Notice the thunderhead building? By evening, we had our first rain from the incoming front.Interestingly, this front took its own sweet time to come through... And the threatening skies blew out without flooding us (the weather reports were incorrect...again!). The cooler breezes did come in and we pulled out our sweaters... Yippee!
Mt. Dora is the picturesque town on the shores of Lake Dora (part of the chain of lakes about which I have written previously written.) There are wonderful shops, B&Bs, and restaurants all over this little town. If you are a reader of my blog, you will remember this is where Julianne's Coastal Cottage is located...my sister's shop. Throughout the year, Mt. Dora hosts craft fairs, art fairs, and the Renninger's Antique Extravaganza. When these events take place, this sleepy little town swells with 250,000-300,000 visitors. It's worth the trip!!! Mt. Dora is only about 45 minutes from Orlando, and a wonderful stop when visiting Central Florida.
For those who are in the area, this is the weekend of Renninger's Antique Extravaganza.
If you go, please be sure to stop in town and visit Julianne's Coastal Cottage. (And for a great grilled cheese and bacon sandwich, stop by Chew Chew Express Sandwich Depot... the bread is incredible!)